When I was pregnant with my first child, I had no clue what to expect after I gave birth. What would breastfeeding be like? Would my nipples be really sore or would they adjust quickly? What else did I need to prepare myself for breastfeeding?
In the spring, summer and fall in Michigan, there are always plenty of things to do with kids. Long walks, going to the beach, visiting the orchard, playing on the playground are just a few things that are fun to do during those seasons. So what about winter? I personally am not a huge fan of winter, don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas, and if I have no place to go, sitting by the window watching the snowflakes drift lazily down is very peaceful.
We all know that breastfeeding is best for Mom and baby, but why? Today we will talk about some specific benefits that breastfeeding provides for both of you.
Everyone knows that having a baby changes everything, the schedule you kept before your precious cherub was born is now thrown out the window.
Ok, I’m gonna go ahead and get personal here, because I think this is a very important subject. When my firstborn arrived howling and shrieking into this world, I thought that I would use the ‘easy’ and most natural choice for feeding Continue reading One thing I wished I’d known
Much debate swirls around on the Internet about whether you should cloth diaper or not. For some people it’s a very easy yes or a very easy no.
But I think for at least a select few it’s not a glaringly easy decision to make. For myself, I was really interested in cloth diapering for a variety of reasons. It wasn’t to be the greenest mama on the block, but part of my motivation was definitely eco consciousness. I also liked the idea of an investment in diapers that I could reuse and the potential for saving money in the long run. And after all I was raised in cloth diapers. If it’s done been done before it can be done again! Continue reading To cloth diaper or not, that is the question.
If I could jump back into the Wayback machine, I’d tell myself to relax a little bit. Especially after returning to work I was a stressed-out mama. In fact I would say it was returning to work that triggered the stress. All new routines, and bottles to clean. It was overwhelming. I did resume seeing my personal trainer in Ann Arbor and honestly that was one of the smartest things I did! He happen to have a sister who was a mom, and he totally got the new mom life. It took me a while to realize how inefficient I was being about prepping bottles and breast pumping. And when I have baby number two, someday, I will be much better off. Of course, now I’m a seasoned mom! Continue reading If I could go Back in Time
The title for the past is long enough, but it could really read ‘things we wish we would have registered for (or items we registered for but didn’t receive).
So far I’ve brought you all kinds of mom stuff and (hopefully useful) survival guides. Of course more of that to come! But I had to take today to rejoice in the outdoors! My peony plant recently bloomed and it had at least twice as many blooms as last year, so I couldn’t be more delighted! When we first moved into this house we were overwhelmed with the yard clean up that was needed. We live in a rural area but not too far from Ann Arbor, where a friend of mine lives. She recommended an Ann Arbor landscaping company and we were glad to know they serviced our area too!